Ida Shōichi (1941–2006) Conception

image size: 8 1/4 x 6 5/16 in. (21 x 16 cm)
sheet size: 9 9/16 x 7 1/8 in. (24.4 x 18.1 cm)


Ida Shōichi (1941–2006)



Five-color offset print on paper, using aluminum and zinc plates
Lent by Irwin Lavenberg, L2018.62.8

Hanga Geijutsu is Japan’s foremost magazine dedicated to the art of printmaking. Since 1974, each issue has featured a specially commissioned original print. This print by Ida appeared in Volume 7, the Autumn issue for 1974. It is part of a series of prints and a multimedia installation of the same year in which he explored the theme of “conception.”

Three Masters of Abstraction Hagiwara Hideo, Ida Shōichi and Takahashi Rikio